My life certainly is like a roller coaster. It always seems to be up and down. At times everything seems to be going so well, with my thinking always being positive, my eating healthy – then things happen!
A weekend away, a trip away for business, feeling unwell – so many things can trip us up.
After my week of reading the books by Doreen Virture, (you can read about it here) I was on a high, and in my morning meditation I was asking for help to eat healthy today – and it was working. I was amazed that it actually did work. Asking for help is not something that I usually do and to ask for help from someone or something that you can’t actually see – well I know that some will think I’m crazy, but that would be your issue not mine 🙂
So I was really good for a few days, then it was time for a weekend away with the family, and not always good eating. One thing that was interesting was the I discovered that I can’t eat a lot of pastry. I did that for dinner on the Saturday night and in the early hours of the morning I woke up not being able to breathe very well – this is something that has happened to me before but I have chosen to ignore. Now I’m not going to anymore, anything in moderation is fine, but I have decided that it’s best not to even have that as an option on the menu.
So after getting home from that I had a couple of days before I went away for business for the rest of the week. While away it was extremely busy so didn’t have a lot of time to think about getting to the supermarket to get healthy food, so I chose the cafe option. It’s amazing when you start to look at the food on offer – it’s mostly bread, pastry and sweets and not a lot of healthy options. Or if there are healthy options they actually don’t look appealing. By the time I got home on the Friday night I felt awful from eating too much bread.
What happened next on that roller coaster?
Well I started feeling unwell with a sore throat. I have this routine I go through whenever this starts – I say this – “whatever is wrong with me go can out to the Universe to deal with, I don’t have time for this, I am fit and healthy and I’m staying that way”. Most times this works and whatever I was feeling is gone, but this time, it has worked in that I’m not as sick as I could be if I didn’t keep saying this. I’ve spent a week with no energy and a bit of a lost voice one day, but nothing else, thank goodness. However, when you are feeling unwell – healthy eating goes out the door. Well for me it does, all I want is comfort food.
Despite having heaps of veges in the fridge – I didn’t have the energy to do anything with them.
Bring on next week where I will feel much better and get back into action!